Omar Mateen

From a publication of events as they unfolded, we draw upon the time of 2:02am on 12th June 2016…  The incident is an exchange of gunfire at the Pulse Nightclub.  The location; Orange County, Orlando, Florida, USA.

An incident that will create mass interest, is bound to have a particularly significant planetary pattern against the back-drop of the zodiac.  The all-important angles are at the Cardinal points  – just as we would expect for such a monumental incident to be recorded.

The first question we are asked is if this is a hate crime or a domestic terrorist attack by a radicalised member of ISIL/DAESH.  The first chart is therefore generated to test this question.  According to the tension in the heavens on 16th June in Orlando, Florida – it is the former i.e. a crime of hate, by a homophobic individual.

Please be aware that all astrology charts are models of reality and not reality itself.  They are snapshots in time and space; interpreted against the backdrop of the astrology zodiac.

The cosmic pattern in the heavens; 2:02am 12 June 2016

202am-astro-blogIn Greco-Roman mythology, a beautiful boy by the name of Ganymede became one of Zeus’ lovers.  Zeus, as we all know, is the head honcho on Mount Olympus (this is the pre-Christian era); i.e. medieval mythology. The asteroid Ganymede#1036 is therefore symbolic of homosexuality by astrologers.

On 16th June 2016, all over the world, asteroid Ganymede and the Sun are exact the same point in the zodiac; united at 21:40ºGemini (orange colored circle on this chart).

As we know, when we have one side of the coin, there is always the opposite in the shadow at the same time; i.e. homophobia – fear of homosexuality within oneself.

Homophobic violence can be seen primarily as an extreme manifestation of pervasive cultural norms rather than as a manifestation of individual hatred. This distinction explains why assailants typically express little, or no remorse for their actions. Heterosexual men in particular, who have assaulted homosexuals, typically do not recognize themselves in the stereotyped image of the hate-filled extremist.  The mirror is held up to them and they cannot accept their lack of hegemony in relation to masculinity.

  • transiting in the heavens 2:25ºPisces asteroid Deviance#21419 is quindecile Lunar North Node 16:49ºVirgo – a public display of deviance (a gay night club crime scene)
  • transiting asteroid Nessus 5:32ºPisces quindecile the Moon 20:43ºVirgo – an emotive expression by an abuser
  • transiting Jupiter 14:54ºVirgo is quindecile the ascendant – the obsessive urgency of ‘now’
  • transiting 23:37ºAries creates that buzz with the planet for rebellion, Uranus at 23:37ºAries – locked together in a personal expression (1st house)
  • transiting 29ºLibra, Juno#3 exact the Madhatter#6735, identifies a male as ‘mad-as-a-hatter’; mentally deranged male

When it comes to the all-important angles:

  • Vertex 0:04ºLibra is at the descendant – a significant event will result from what happens at this time and place.
  • Arabian Part Assassination 0:35ºCapricorn exact the midheaven – an assassin is on the scene
  • Arabian Part Fortuna 1:09ºCapricorn at the midheaven – as destined
  • Midpoint Saturn/Pluto = midheaven  – this midpoint is where the grim reaper (Saturn) meets with the guardian of the underworld (Pluto)

The pattern in the heavens on the date that Omar Mateen was born

astro-Mateen copyWhen we consider the natal horoscope of Omar Mateen, apart from the fact that he was born on a Full Moon, we are immediately aware of an Air Grand Trine (blue triangle); i.e. locked into a mental blockage that would be looking for an outlet to release the steam.  This Grand Trine aspect is a natural phenomenon in his chart, rather than as a result of his nurturing.

The trine is made up of Mars 23ºAquarius – Pallas 24ºLibra (a cultural warrior) – Moirae 23ºGemini (the fates).

  • Opposite natal Mars at 23:43ºAquarius, the assailant has natal Madhatter at 24:58ºLeo (feral beast) as well as a quindecile between Mars and his natal  asteroid Ganymede 7:37ºVirgo – hence the homophobia, as well as a compulsive attraction to homosexuality per se.
  • Opposite natal Pallas 24ºLibra there is no release for this energy in his natal chart; that he would be familiar with, however it is in the chart for the transiting planets above – Uranus-Eris  23ºAries – i.e. making trouble as a rebel.
  • When we look to the modes/elements there is a lack of cardinal water element – lack of ability to release emotions spontaneously.

If we knew this male’s time of birth, we would be able to interpret more fully; identifying realms of potential weakness in his character.  What we can note when we refer to Solar Arc astrology theory, is that his natal Uranus 20:54ºSagittarius progressed to 20:52Capricorn – i.e. exact square his natal Lunar nodal axis of 20ºAries-Libra.   Thus creating the potential for his 15minutes of fame, or as in this case; infamy.

If Mateen were to have been born in the early hours on the date of his birth, then his natal Lunar Nodal axis (desire for the limelight) would also progress to conjunct the position of his natal Moon (when he was born).  The Moon in a natal horoscope is indicative of desire; one’s personal needs.   Nonetheless, Mateen has a Taurus Moon: the need to keep things as they ‘should be’.  Any change around these characters, invites insecurity and vulnerability.  i.e. think in terms of the symbol for Taurus; ‘a bull’.  He likes to chew his cud in a familiar paddock, rather than be herded into strange territory.  Taurus Moon’s will resist change around them.

These Solar Arc progressions would await the relevant transits (time) to trigger this trauma… The planets to create this, would align on 12th June 2016.

Viewing a natal chart through the perspective of an incident (method)

Following on from the Solar Arc progressions, we note that transiting Saturn (ambition) is conjunct natal Saturn.  This is considered an opportunity in a young man’s life when his ambition creates an opportunity for him to ‘be an adult/stand up as a man”.  All young men experience this tension in their late 20’s – some later than others according to the pattern in their horoscope.

In June 2016, transiting Saturn is under tension by transiting Neptune – this highlights concepts – all that is intangibile; faith, religion etc. I.e. that which is hidden.  As both planets are transiting this affects all of us, in varying degrees.

202am-MateenWhen we put the two charts together; the incident and natal horoscope, we can seek out further tension that may be present due to transits.  I have transposed the natal Air Grand Trine (blue triangle) in order to share the outlets for that blocked energy that the character ‘lives with’.

This is the trigger……. We know from the above chart that natal Mars has the homophobic outlet and now with the transiting asteroid Fanatica#1589 at 4:11ºVirgo  (opposite transiting Nessus/Deviance) creates the transit that triggers the action.  Thereby creating a quindecile with natal Mars and a conjunction with natal  Nessus (abuse of trust) – Vertex (life-changing event)  – Ganymede (homosexuality).

I leave the remainder of the release of tension from his Air Grand Trine for others to interpret…

As a postscript: Mateen’s natal Neptune (religious mania in this situation) will enter the 9th house of dreams and fantasy (cross the MC) around 5mins after he entered the club. Mateen would then be fully in psychosis with a likely self-belief that he is in the arms of the beloved; his version of bliss.  The grim reaper dons many constumes.


Michelle Parker

michelleparker-peoplescourtA bitter argument over the cost of a $5,000 engagement ring was settled in the public arena. The People’s Court episode was recorded midyear and aired in November 2011.

In her judgement, Judge Marilyn Milian decried the volatile relationship, saying that each of the couple needed to move on from their on-again-off again five-year relationship.

You’re like drugs to each other. You’re addicted to each other.” She further added that the pair ‘grow up’ and ‘move on’ for the sake of the 3-year-old twins they had together.

Less than two hours after the episode went to air, one of the parties in the dispute disappeared.  Any sleuth worth their salt would have been on alert, while an astrologer would turn to the heavens to explore the synastry charts.

We come to this case almost three years later, by invitation, with the basic information that we need provided to us.  As is our want to do, we generate the charts before we learn the full story.

  • Event: video 3:18pm 17 November 2011
  • Missing person: Michelle Loree Parker – DOB 20 Jan 1978 (time provided)
  • Primary suspect according to LE: ex-partner and last to see Michelle, Dale Wayne Smith Jnr – DOB 28 June 1971

 Further POIs for us to check their astrology if birth data becomes available:

  • Father of suspect: Dale Wayne Smith Snr. Address at the time of the event – Rose Boulevard, Orlando, FL
  • Mother of suspect: Tamara Smith – ditto address (died Summer of 2014)

We have two charts to generate straight up – one for the atmosphere in Orlando Florida that afternoon to interpret any general tension in the air and the second to explore the synastry of the couple whom had faced up in court; parents of the 3 year-old twins.

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Astrology is a pseudo science and not accepted in a court of law.  We generate charts with computer software and interpret from classic texts.  The charts are snapshots of planetary positions against the zodiac at particular points in time.

This first chart is a freeze-frame of the planetary positions over Orlando at 3:18pm when Michelle’s car was caught on video arriving to drop-off her twins to their father at South Goldenrod Rd, Orlando, Florida.

  • Pluto is at the mid-heaven. Apart from being a primary forensic indicator, Pluto represents power.  We can expect a power-struggle to be top of the agenda at this time.
  • Sun (orange) square Neptune (turquoise) – illumination of deception; hypersensitivity.  The Sun is in the 8th house of death/transformation indicating an ending while Neptune is in the 11th house (opposite the 5th). This is likely a confrontation in relation to the children (5th house matters).

Note also that the Moon in the 5th house (driving needs at the time) is almost in quindecile aspect to Neptune – obsession pressure is building and will climax shortly.

The judge certainly had these two pegged.  This is not a match made in heaven.  It is an obsessive to the ‘enth degree, relationship.

MParker-DSmithWhen viewed through rose-tinted glasses, the intensity of energy when a couple meet  is thought to be indicative of a meeting of soul-mates. Lustful, all consuming; finally someone you can talk to…

However this is a good example of why we should all generate synastry charts when someone new comes into our lives as a potential partner. You don’t need an astrologer to tell you that this is going to be a highly volatile relationship.

Fortunately we have the birth time for Shelly Parker and so can view the relationship through her eyes. The inner wheel is the birth horoscope for Michelle Parker and the outer wheel that of Dale Wayne Smith Jnr (mid-range moon as time unknown).  Be aware that this is Shelly’s version of the tension in the relationship.

  • There is inevitably that karmic effect present in this bi-wheel with the man’s Lunar nodal axis on the horizon line conjunct Ascendant and Descendant; the beginning and the end.
  • Natal Sun-Venus (orange-pink) quindecile ascendant – naturally self-obsessive with how she presents herself to the world; Shelly would like to be seen at her best, at all times.
  • Natal Sun-Venus is also quindecile with the man’s South Node – he likely struggles with this attractiveness to others that she presents; possessive.
  • Natal Mercury (yellow) quindecile natal Moon (blue) – again we have personal obsession, this time with the need to communicate and probably way too much information.  She does need to button her lip more often.
  • Natal Mercury is also square natal Lunar nodal axis – a tendency to intense sudden attractions; quick liaisons.
  • Natal Mercury opposite the man’s Sun – he highlights and encourages this communication between them as it boosts his ego (Sun).
  • Natal Uranus quindecile the man’s Saturn – he’s more conservative and she’s more avante-garde; the new versus the old struggle creates struggles for control.  Uranus in the 4th is the desire to enjoy changes in the home, more so than someone more conservative.  Again it is obsessive and an unhealthy struggle between them.
  • Natal Lunar nodal axis conjunct his Uranus – they likely jumped straight into their relationship throwing caution to the winds. Being on the cusp of the 3rd house, likely due to their connecting on a perceived ‘unique’ communication level. 

This is borne out further by his changeability/moodiness of natal Sun square Uranus caught up in this creating a square to Shelly’s Mercurial nature.  We could continue with the interpretation of this synastry chart, however I leave that for others.  This is a very toxic relationship. 

Shelly (Michelle) has her natal Sun at the opening degree of Aquarius, raw and unsophisticated in the new energy and with the Gemini Moon, she’s just far too over-the-top for a Cancer Sun-sign man with the ‘need for detail’ Virgo Moon. She would bring out the worst in an analytical, security-focused character such as Dale Wayne Smith.

We continue our initial forensic astrology enquiry in an effort to locate Michelle.  I am sure this man has a violent history that will continue to hold our attention beyond this case, however our priority is to find Michelle if we can.  We generate our next charts; two bi-wheels.

Again having the birth time of a victim proves to be all important.  We have the perspective of the event to view the person’s tension through the angles and houses and then we can flip the chart to read from the perspective of the character interacting with the environment.

MichelleParker-duoThis is a good example of how we filter/interpret incoming information. The first bi-wheel reveals the heavenly input and then when we flip the chart we have the added dimension of how Michelle filters the information. We as astrologers rarely get this opportunity.

So these charts are generated at the time of 3:18pm, 17th November 2011 in Orlando, Florida.

  • tr Sun (in the inner wheel) is not in tension – Shelly is dropping off her twins to their father, before she returns home to prepare to go to her evening job.
  • tr Moon (blue) in the 5th house (children) quindecile natal Sun-Venus – the juggle of children and work (career rather than everyday work matters) is obsessively her driving needs PLUS
  • tr Moon square natal Uranus – sudden changes in behaviour; impulsivity to fulfil needs   PLUS
  • Natal Mercury (yellow in the outer wheel) at the mid-heaven – she’s ready to let-it-rip; go OTT   PLUS
  • Midpoint of natal Pluto/Lunar South Node=Descendant;opposite the ascendant. – uncompromising with her ex-partner   PLUS
  • tr Jupiter (green) square natal Sun-Venus AND natal Mars – inflating the sense of self in relation to home and career; likely aggressive.
  • tr Mercury conjunct natal Neptune (turquoise) – an alert imagination; jumping to conclusions likely; in the realm of ‘fantasy’.

Note:  What we do have here in this bi-wheel is a likely locator angle that we can follow with transiting Neptune opposite natal Saturn (forensic indicator for a body).  We flag this point of reference…

The second chart has further input to the extent that we note that the transiting Moon is exact Shelly’s ascendant.  Her needs come first.

  • tr Saturn is in the 1st house (self-control influence) as well as natal Mars – running hot and cold attack and withdraw, attack and withdraw – HOWEVER
  • natal Neptune is in the 7th house of her relationship with Dale Smith.  There is underhandedness and subterfuge present in her attempts at manipulation of control.
  • Shelly is also of the belief that her motive is ‘putting her children as her priority’ (major activity in the 5th house) rather than accepting that the drive is self-generated (from the 1st house). If she is unaware of this due to her nature, we do not know.

Before we proceed to a cartography exercise, we need to check Dale Wayne Smith’s chart in relation to the disappearance of Shelly Parker.  Check whether his chart corroborates her story.

318-DaleSmithWe use the same point of reference 3:18pm, 17th November 2011 with the natal chart on the outside. This bi-wheel gives us the date on the calendar in the mix; Sun (orange in the inner wheel).

The date holds relevance for this man. It illuminates the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in his natal chart.  This aspect alone in the natal chart indicates to us that he is likely self-indulgent, ‘tricky’ with the letter of the law (Jupiter) and open to rumour and scandal.

  • With the Sun transiting in Scorpio conjunct this natal weakness of character – ‘stirring for the sake of stirring’; power games and in the 8th house (death and transformation) – very dangerous territory.  PLUS
  • tr Neptune square the same conjunction – generating subterfuge to his actions  PLUS
  • tr Neptune quindecile natal mid-range Moon – personal needs drive the obsession for his actions PLUS
  • tr Lunar nodal axis square natal mid-range Moon – traumatic situation creates a highly emotive reaction
  • tr Moon (blue in the inner wheel) conjunct natal Lunar nodal axis – a highly emotive situation; children are bound to be traumatised by what happened as well
  • tr Pluto at the mid-heaven opposite natal Sun (ego) – power struggle is uppermost while the ego is at it’s lowest point.
  • Midpoint tr Mars/Saturn= natal Pluto – the need to take control overrides ethics and morals (6th house); forcing an issue accompanied by strong anger.  This is the aspect that reveals this man a the perpetrator of violence.  PLUS

Asteroid Nessus #7066 (the betrayer in Greek mythology) is transiting in the heavens exact conjunct this man’s Natal Mars at 20°Aquarius. Dale Wayne Smith is likely feeling betrayed as another man has entered the affections of Michelle and threatened to take precedence in her favours.  A jealous rage likely erupted.

It is from here that a trail of deceit and subterfuge is laid.  Once we check the facts, it has been suggested that there had to be others involved in a cover-up; namely Dale Smith’s parents as suggested by LE actions after the event.

By 4:26pm Michelle’s brother was endeavouring to locate Shelly, sending a text enquiring of her location.  He received a reply that she was in Waterford, however when LE checked the pings later, the message was not sent from Waterford. Jupiter-Neptune conjunction – ‘Tricky’ wasn’t as clever as he thought he was.

The irony of the place-name is not lost on us – with the unconscious at work, the phone was discarded some hours later at ‘a ford’ (a crossing of water) and nowhere near the Orlando development of Waterford Lakes. The trail of deceit continued with Shelly’s vehicle left at another address again.  LE collected the evidence.

We don’t follow the bread-crumb trail with our methodology.  We have the location for the 3:18pm event and follow our regular method of getting a conversation happening between the maps of the land and astrology (method).  With the FBI guidelines of a body usually within a 12 mile radius, we generate our maps and prepare a locator chart.

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We extend our locator angle onto a map of the land. Please note that this is a direction only and not an ‘x’ marks the spot.  The planets indicate that her body will likely be recovered from a NE direction from South Goldenrod Rd, Orlando.

We are not able to provide a distance.

Of course the story doesn’t end here for us astrologers.  With sole guardianship of the twins Dale Wayne Smith does not escape the heavens wrath, despite moving interstate.  During our investigation into the facts, we learned of this man’s violent history; his criminal background; discharge from the military; plus a previous relationship/wife whom died of head injuries following an accident just creates more questions.

Perhaps it is best we stand back at this point and allow the dharma to unfold as it will.